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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is described as “president of the Rockefeller Foundation and the first woman to serve as president of an Ivy League university” in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?
(a) Judith Rodin.
(b) Meg Whitman.
(c) Jocelyn Goldfein.
(d) Kash Rangan.

2. According to the author in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?,” “A study published by the Center for Work-Life Policy and the Harvard Business Review reported that” what percentage “of men at the level of vice president and above are hesitant to have a one-on-one meeting with a more junior woman”?
(a) 64%.
(b) 53%.
(c) 34%.
(d) 12%.

3. Who is the author’s grandmother whom she says was born exactly 52 years before she was, in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?
(a) Jocelyn Goldfein.
(b) Rosalind Einhorn.
(c) Deborah Gruenfeld.
(d) Mary Sue Coleman.

4. Who is described as IBM’s first female CEO in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?
(a) Erin Burnett.
(b) Emily White.
(c) Virginia Rometty.
(d) Clara Shih.

5. Whom does the author say started working with her “right out of college and now runs mobile partnerships for Facebook” in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”
(a) Alice Walker.
(b) Erin Burnett.
(c) Emily White.
(d) Meg Whitman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What media mogul does the author cite in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” as having said, “I mentor when I see something and say, ‘I want to see that grow’”?

2. Who is described as the “deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy Program” in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

3. Who was the former chief of staff at the Treasury Department that gave Sheryl Sandberg the advice of figuring out what she wanted to do before she went to see the people who had the ability to hire her?

4. Whom does the author say “caught my attention at Facebook years ago when we were getting ready for our first senior-level meeting with the Walt Disney Company” in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”

5. What well-known CNN journalist credits Willow Bay for mentoring her when she started out, according to the author in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the disparity between the treatment of male and female behaviors at a young age in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

2. What was the outcome discovered in the study described in the beginning of Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”?

3. What advice did Eric Schmidt give to the author in her story from Chapter 4: "It's a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder"?

4. What does Sandberg relate of her own career plan in Chapter 4: "It's a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder"?

5. How does Sandberg suggest one might go about soliciting a mentor in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”

6. How does the author describe Peggy McIntosh’s impressions on her in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

7. What example does the author give of the phenomenon called “stereotype threat” in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

8. What does the author say of Padmasree Warrior in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

9. How does the author propose overcoming “impostor syndrome” in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

10. What does the author cite Shankar Vedantam as having written about in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”?

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